Important funding application dates

  1. Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) - Round 9 Open for Applications
  2. ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Program 2016-17 
  3. ARC Linkage Project (LP16) Applications - Grant Expression of Interest

1. Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) – Round 9 Open for Applications

The next round of Collaborative Research Projects under the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) will be open for applications from 20 August to 15 October 2015.

These Projects link Australian and Indian research institutions, as well as industry and/or other end user partners, collaborating on a single substantial project or conducting a range of research-related activities in a specified field.

*GEOI Deadline

**Faculty Internal Deadline

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

COB 15/09/15

COB 23/09/15

COB 08/10/15

12 Noon 14/10/15

15/10/15

An Eligible Research Organisation (ERO) may only submit one application per round of funding. However, an ERO that has applied for funding for a Collaborative Research Project may be a collaborating partner in other applications. A Project must include at least one Australian ERO and one Indian primary partner organisation.

*Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) forms will not be accepted after the deadline.  Exceptional circumstances may be considered.  Application selection panels will be finalised soon after this date.

**Complete applications and budgets must be submitted to the Faculty ADR by this deadline for application review and selection.  The selected application(s) will progress for submission to Research Services for final review and selection.

PRIORITIES

The priority areas for Round 9, which have been agreed with the Government of India, are:

Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund:

Clean energy technologies

  • Clean energy technologies and energy storage technologies that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable (e.g. solar, hydro)
  • Smart grids that can readily integrate energy from all sources, including low- and zero-carbon sources, and/or help to reduce technical and commercial losses from electricity networks
  • Low emission energy production from fossil fuels (e.g. clean coal, coal seam gas, and shale gas)
  • New materials for energy

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund:

Food and agribusiness

  • Biotechnological interventions for improved agricultural productivity targeting food security
  • Biotechnological interventions for soil improvement and remediation

Clean energy technologies

  • Bioenergy and biofuels

While not mandatory, involvement by industry or other end-user partners is strongly encouraged and funding will be aimed at Projects that can demonstrate a clear path to end use in support of economic growth and development in Australia and India.

The programme guidelines and application instructions have been released and are available for download on the AISRF website http://www.science.gov.au/aisrf and below.

PDF AISRF Guidelines 2015

PDF AISRF Application Instructions 2015

PDF AISRF FAQ 2015

PDF AISRF Online Application Form 2015

DOC AISRF CV Template 2015

The Department plans to hold information sessions in most State and Territory capitals, where there is sufficient interest, in early/mid-September 2015. Further details, including session dates, will be posted on the AISRF website soon.

Please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Executive Dean/Centre Director, to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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2. ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Program - Research and Capacity-Building Grants streams 2016-17 round is NOW OPEN

The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides grants to Australian institutions to support Honours, Masters and PhD students to undertake taxonomic research.  The ABRS also provides research grants to established researchers for taxonomic projects. 

The 2016-17 round of the ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Program - Research and Capacity-Building Grants streams is NOW OPEN for applications. 

GEOI Deadline

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

COB 28/09/15

COB 19/10/15

1pm 27/10/15

1pm 28/10/15

The ABRS provides online delivery of taxonomic and biological information on taxa known to occur in Australia. Grants can be awarded to research projects where the primary aim is to undertake taxonomic research on the Australian biota or to develop products that aid in the dissemination of taxonomic information.

The ABRS and the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria have partnered with the Atlas of Living Australia to develop an online Australasian eFlora platform to support collaborative and more flexible creation and delivery of online floras. The ABRS is seeking to support projects that will assist it to develop content, fill gaps and maintain the currency of the Flora of Australia, consistent with its curation and delivery on the Australasian eFlora platform.

The ABRS is also seeking to support projects that update and expand the data held in the Australian Faunal Directory.

ABRS 2016-17 Grants Flyer pdf

For more information please visit the ABRS website at: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/funding-and-research/grants/index.html

Please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Executive Dean/Centre Director, to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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3.  ARC Linkage Project (LP16) Applications Call out for Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI)

If you are considering applying for an ARC Linkage Project in the upcoming LP16 round, please complete the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form. This form requires Executive Dean/Director sign-off before submission to research.funding@federation.edu.au.

Researchers intending on developing a Linkage proposal are strongly encouraged to speak with their Exec Dean/ADR/Centre Director to discuss plans, funding partners, budgets, etc. as well as internal Faculty deadlines.

GEOI forms due to research.funding@federation.edu.au: Thurs 30July 2015

Internal Panel Assessment: TBA (Approx. End of August 2015) - This will include summary information about your proposal

LP16 Applications Open in RMS: TBA (Approx. End of September 2015)

LP16 Applications Close in RMS: TBA (Approx. Mid-November 2015)

What else should I do to prepare?

- Read and become familiar with the previous round ARC Linkage guidance material and funding rules http://www.arc.gov.au/linkage-projects . LP16 Funding Rules are expected to be released in mid-August

- Align your project with the current Strategic Research Priorities
 http://www.science.gov.au/scienceGov/ScienceAndResearchPriorities/Pages/ThePriorities.aspx 

- All Chief Investigators should have an updated CV that includes track record, previous ARC grants and other grants.

- It is advisable that discussions with potential Partner Investigators are well underway.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au

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Contact us

If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au

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